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Old 03-21-2005, 09:48 PM   #61
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Why? Because it leads to my next car here. . . the Ford Orion!



The Ford Orion was an Escort with a trunk. Ford of Europe followed Vokswagen's lead by simply adding a trunk to an existing hatchback model. This Orion is a 1992 Ghia model.
 
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We in the U.S. of A. didn't get an Orion, but we got something close - the Ford Tempo! This is a 1986 model.



Based on a stretched Escort wheelbase, the Tempo was Ford's answer to American competition such as the Chevrolet Citation and the Dodge Aries. Unlike GM and Chrylser models, which were rather boxy, Ford's Tempo adopted the aerodynamic "jellybean" profile now common today, along with aircraft-inspired doors that fit into the roof. Pretty auspicious for a common family car!

The Tempo (and its more angular, conservative Mercury twin, the Topaz) debuted as a 1984 model and lasted for nearly a decade.
 
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The Ford Falcon was FoMoCo's first compact in North America. Here's a 1964 model.



It was a strong success in the sixties, its only serious competition coming from Chrysler's Dodge Dart.
 
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Back to Europe - Britain, to be precise - for a 1962 Ford Classic!



As noted, Paul McCartney had one before the Beatles made it big - it was his first new car, though I don't know the year. (Macca later got into Aston Martins and Minis.)
 
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For EuroFords, I wanted to find the Tippex(as seen in "The Young Ones" episode "Boring"), but couldn't. So I'll have to settle for the Ford Transcontinental.
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A '59 Ford Fairlane. . .still alive and runnin'. . . in Cuba!



Despite Fidel Castro's three-decade relationship with the U. of S.S.R., los Cubanos preferred - and still prefer - old Fords and Chevrolets to new Zhivgulis!
 
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And here's a 1957 Ford Fairlane Skyliner - with a retractable hardtop! (Note the proud owner next to the car.)

 
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And while we Americans were driving those chrome tanks, our British cousins had the Ford Anglia!



Isn't it cute?

And believe it or not, Ford actually placed it on sale here!

(Yes, this is the car from the "Harry Potter" movie! )

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I'll take the chrome tanks! Even my lawnmower is longer (and probably heavier) than that Anglia.
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And here's a 1957 Ford Fairlane Skyliner - with a retractable hardtop! (Note the proud owner next to the car.)
Very nice! If I owned it, I would be proudly standing by it, too.
Has a lot going for it- real metal, chrome, durable and a real engine (which the owner can actually service himself if he chooses to).
 
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Cool Ford's "A" for Effort

The Ford Model A (no Mercury version - sorry! ) was introduced in 1928, replacing the Model T.



It was as radical as the Model T had been two decades earlier, and much more mechanically sophisticated. A strong seller at first, it fell victim to the Great Depression and intense competition from GM's Chevrolet division (which was fast becoming the all-American car!).

Pictured above is a 1930 Model A two-door sedan.
 
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A 1947 Ford Anglia from Merrie Olde England! (It's not the same as the previously posted Anglia.)



This particular Anglia is owned by a collector in Oregon.
 
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Here is a photo of a 1964 Ford Thunderbolt smoking the tires.
These were actual production cars with a 427 high-riser rated at 425 horsepower but the NHRA (National Hot Rod Association) factored the engines at 500 hp.
These cars could run low-12 second and even high-11 second 1/4 miles at around 125 mph!

I sure would like to own one these! Blow away the overrated Porsches and Ferraris and Mercedes on the street!
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